Here is the latest Alabama sports news from The Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lacey Middlebrooks threw a complete game and Cierra Hughes drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning to force in the winning run as Tulsa beat Marshall 3-2 to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA softball tournament. The Golden Hurricane won their third Conference USA tournament championship.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — American divers medaled in all four finals held at the USA Diving Grand Prix yesterday. Thomas Finchum came in second in the men's 10-meter platform event with a score of 509.25. Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen took silver in the men's synchronized 3-meter springboard.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shannon Gilroy scored twice and top-seeded Florida advanced to the second round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament with a 6-4 victory over Albany (N.Y.) yesterday. Brittany Dashiell added a goal for the Gators.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — As a junior at Troy, Jonathan Massaquoi weighed about 260 pounds when he led the Sun Belt Conference with 13½ sacks. As a senior last season, Massaquoi was up to 275 pounds, and he had only six sacks. The Atlanta Falcons were looking for the lighter version of Massaquoi when they selected the defensive end in the fifth round of last month's NFL draft.